Government action on West Midlands Trains

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BBC News has reported that Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps has called for West Midlands Trains to invest an extra £20m on improving services for passengers after consistent poor services. The funding is set to help passengers across the West Midlands, who use West Midlands Railway and London NorthWestern services, see improvements on timetables and the enrolment of new train drivers to tackle staff shortages. WMT said it had already improved and had developed a “robust recovery plan”

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